Look of the Week: Penthouse Slide


A homeowner in New York united two penthouses with a slide! 


You can view more photos of this home here.

June 7, 2019

Just Listed: Splendor & Ease, East of Market


OPEN SUN 7/14 1-4

$1,795,000 MLS #1467458 Status: Available
443 18th Ave
4 BEDS |  3.5 BATHS
MAIN FLOOR DEN/LIBRARY
3106 SQUARE FEET
THREE FIREPLACES
REMODELED KITCHEN
LARGE MUDROOM
COVERED PATIO & TURF BACKYARD
SPRINKLER SYSTEM
EXTENSIVE MILLWORK & BUILT-INS
HARDWOOD FLOORS 
2 CAR GARAGE
LOT SIZE 7621
YEAR BUILT 2005

Just Listed: Craftsman, Elevated - East of Market


OPEN SUN 7/14 12-3

$1,695,000 MLS #1467450 Status: Available
523 19th Pl
4 BEDS |  2.5 BATHS
BONUS ROOM
2402 SQUARE FEET
LOT SIZE 7800
VIKING, LIEBHERR, FISHER & PAYKEL
WOLF DECK & SPA
HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT
SOLAR PANELS & TESLA POWER WALL
FORCED A/C ON MAIN
IN-FLOOR RADIANT HEAT
2 CAR GARAGE
EFFECTIVE YEAR BUILT 2014

KirklandStyle Update: Excise Tax Changes in 2020

As you may have heard, excise tax rates are changing next year.

Currently, the Washington state excise tax is 1.28%. Local municipalities add their excise tax on top of the state tax, with most cities in our area adding 0.50%, to total 1.78%. 

Effective January 1, 2020, Washington state will begin calculating real estate excise taxes based on a tier system:


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May 31, 2019

Look of the Week: DogSpot


Dogspot is coming soon to QFCs near us! 



The nation’s fanciest dog houses are coming to the most dog-friendly city in the U.S.

DogSpot, the maker of shared dog houses that you can rent by the minute, is launching in Seattle as part of a national expansion. The startup has partnered with grocery chain QFC for an initial roll-out of eight houses that are set to launch by early June.

Just how fancy are the houses? They come with air conditioning and ultraviolet lights to disinfect the interior between uses. Pet parents can even check in on their pups during their stay through a “puppy cam” on the DogSpot app.

Dog owners can book a house up to 15 minutes in advance or on arrival. The company’s cloud-based platform operates on Microsoft Azure.

“[DogSpot] is good for local business, and it’s good for dog owners to have one of their problems solved. And it’s great for dogs because they get more walks and more quality time with the people they love,” said Rebecca Eyre, director of communications at DogSpot.

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Kirkland Style Update: Washington Ranked Best State


A top national news site has ranked Washington as the best state in America.

The ranking, announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, says the home of Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Boeing earned the No. 1 ranking based on several criteria, including health care, education, economy and opportunity.

“This confirms what we in Washington have always known – that our state is great for businesses, workers, and investments, coupled with natural beauty and innovative, creative people,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement.

Meanwhile, a health lifestyle site has ranked Seattle as America’s second-fittest city. That ranking, by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, is based on the Emerald City’s high marks on 33 different measures of personal health habits and how well that works to encourage fitness in the overall community.

The two high rankings together echo much of what local residents already know – that Washington is a good place to live and work.


May 17, 2019

SOLD: Fixer on Finn Hill


List Price: $450,000

9024 NE 141st St


We helped a longtime investor client and his father purchase this total fixer on Finn Hill. There were FOURTEEN offers on this home and we won the deal with a carefully crafted offer designed to appeal to the seller on many levels. Very excited to see this talented duo transform the property and give it new life.

SOLD: Cozy Mid Century in Magnolia


Price: $1,295,000

4017 W Bertona St


We helped our clients buy this magical updated home in their target neighborhood of Magnolia. The entire second floor was beautifully remodeled by an esteemed Seattle contractor while original charm still abounds throughout. The unfinished basement adds loads of expansion potential. And the sweet fenced yard offers a ton more play space... not to mention room for a new dog! Congrats to this darling family who we've had the pleasure of working with on multiple occasions.

Look of the Week: Easter Fun



Easter weekend is here already! For the very little ones on the hunt, balloons to keep them focused!

Just Listed: Petite Idyll, South Rose Hill

 

$429,000 MLS #1415514 Status: SOLD
8248 126th Ave NE C-102
2 BEDS |  1 BATH
840 SQUARE FEET
COVERED PATIO
GARDEN VIEWS
STAINLESS APPLIANCES
HARD FLOORING THROUGHOUT
SECURITY SYSTEM
QUIET RESIDENTIAL SETTING
2 RESERVED PARKING SPACES
YEAR BUILT 1985
MONTHLY DUES $379



Look of the Week: Mirage Gstaad, Switzerland


 
Check out the recent installation of American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken - a house of mirrors constructed in Gstaad, Switzerland. From Minimalissimo: "With every surface covered entirely in mirrors, the centrepiece of Switzerland’s annual Elevation 1049 arts festival stands out, or more accurately, blends in. Drawing off the festival’s 2019 theme of Frequencies, Doug Aitken’s installation uses light to absorb and reflect the snowy, mountainous landscape of the Swiss Alps."